Economics and Investing:

Why You Should Be Prepared for Both Inflation and Deflation

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From the desk of SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large, Mike Williamson: Corn ethanol is of no economic use

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Items from Mr. Econocobas:

Russia Says Ruble Crisis Over as Reserves Dive, Inflation Climbs

Japan Struggles to Escape Recession as Production Drops

U.S. Bond Sentiment Is Worst Since Disastrous ’09 – It is my opinion that the Fed won’t ever raise rates but will always pretend or let the markets believe they will, and use just use the excuse du’ jour to put it off. Perhaps I will be wrong…